Monday, 16 December 2013

A Twilight Blizzard

On the way back from Twinkleton, the Lady Commander of Copics and I encountered a winter storm the likes of which we had never seen. The strong winds pelted the snow at us, stinging any exposed skin whilst the temperatures continued to plummet. We finally had to stop and take shelter in a cave we were fortuitous enough to happen upon. As we huddled together over a small fire, we watched the storm outside rage on until the snow was so heavy we could no longer even make out the inky sapphire night sky. 

I started this CAS card by stamping the snowflakes using the Lawn Fawn “Winter in the Park” set and heat embossing them. It was very hard to see them on the white paper, so I had to cast a reveal spell to assist me. Next I ripped a piece of scrap paper in two pieces and used it to mask off the top and bottom half of the card, earning myself +582 shadow exp points. This middle section was then coloured with Distress Inks. Finally I stamped the sentiment using the My Pink Stamper “Biggie Christmas Sentiments” set.

On the inside I stamped more snowflakes, this time using the Lawn Fawn “Making Frosty Friends” set. The sentiment is also from the “Biggie Christmas Sentiments” set.

The envelope was stamped with a cheap-o Recollections brand stamp. Chilly.

These snowflakes will cool off in the following challenges:

We must have fallen asleep for a spell, as I woke up with a start, completely disoriented. The angry wind no longer howled through the cave mouth and outside I could see snow softly falling to create a sparkling white landscape. The Lady Commander and I extinguished our fire, gathered our gear and headed out again to attempt to make it safely back to the Guild Hall.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Rosica Katreva said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Milk Coffee. Good luck!

Rossi DT

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fab CAS card hun love it x

~ Jo ~ said...

Beautiful CAS card! I love that sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week for our "Winter themed " FFC!
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Brenda said...

I love your beautiful CAS card! These kinds of cards always catch my eye. Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

Lisa S. said...

Lovely card for our Snowflake challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Thanks for joining us!

Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips, good luck!

Janine said...

Pretty card, inside, outside and envelope.

Lin said...

Love the effect you got using the torn paper! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful inking! such a pretty card! thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! I love the sentiment, such a classic! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

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Ruza Rebel said...

Lovely holiday card!
Thank you for sharing your projects with us at Love to Create Challenges this week.
Wishing you a blessed Holiday Season!
Ruza, LTC Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Craftnut said...

Thanks for entering our challenge at allsorts Tracy x

Hazel said...

Lovely card - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon - you could also enter The Glory of Christmas 22 x

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a lovely holiday card! The stamped and embossed snowflakes are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Qie said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at Brown Sugar.

Dewi Lestari said...

Another pretty card! Thanks for joining at CCCC: Happy Holidays

Bettina L. said...

Great CAS snowflake design. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Great CAS card! love the way you have done the envelope as well!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Craftitude challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

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